Get busy in great Bemm weather
  |  First Published: December 2016

The festive season is almost on, as we gear up for another busy summer. Warm days, great fishing and night time prawning all add up to great family holiday fun. The entrance was open recently and the river mouth is accessible with care.

Ocean beaches are producing fish on the rising tide, ranging from salmon, tailor, yellowfin bream and golden-eye mullet. Bobs Bay, Sibiera, the channel and the Mahogonies have all been fishing well when the weather has permitted.

The past month has seen calm mornings with the easterly wind gathering momentum during the afternoon, then dropping off early evening. The flatties are starting to move around with the water warming up and reports of great catches coming in.

We’re in for another top season. Proven baits for the bait angler are soft shell squirters and sandworms, so bring your pump and sieve for the best rewards. Lure anglers are continuing to achieve good results with soft plastics in pumpkin seed colour, and vibes in charcoal with orange markings. A lot of different hardbodies are grabbing quality fish and 3ft divers are great to snare the odd perch. Peeled prawns have been an inviting bait for many species.

Don’t forget to organise your holiday accommodation and boat hire early to avoid disappointment. For up to date reports, check out our website or the Bemm River Holiday Accommodation & Boat Hire Facebook page.


Tarj Rozite, junior member of Westernport Angling Club with his 855g bream caught on frozen prawn at the Mahogoneys.


Tarj with a couple of great bream.


The Bemm River area has been fishing well when the weather has permitted.


Anglers are having fun at all hours, getting after some quality bream. The prawn action will be heating up at night too.

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